Dunmurry-based Pi Communications is targeting its new broadcast technology at Northern Ireland’s growing conference sector.
A state-of-the-art outside broadcast truck utilising remotely operated cameras with global uplink and captioning capabilities is at the core of the innovation from Pi Communications.
The company already provides broadcasting services to the NI Assembly as well as the Irish Parliament.
Managing directors Norah Anne Barron and Conor O’Brien have also built up business with public sector clients including Invest NI and international companies, producing short films for use in multi-platform marketing activity.
Pi has recently invested 250K in its purpose built conference van, OB3, which employs robotic technology to direct multiple cameras and stream any event live to a world-wide network. The company claims it to be the only one of its kind on the island of Ireland.
Pi employs 45 staff in Belfast and Dublin and Norah Anne, who established the company in 2001 with husband Conor, says use of robotic camera technology has meant the company can keep production costs as low as possible.
“We also have live captioning capability, allowing a wraparound service for major events and conferences and use satellite IP technology which reduces transmission costs. “